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Meaning of Alfred

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The name Alfred has the following meaning:

Elf counsel. A 1920s name. Might be considered a little "retro" in the U.S. but probably not in other parts of the world.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Alfred is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 665 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Alfred fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 39 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 828 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Alfred in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Alfred is pronounced as al-frud


Alfred originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Alfred and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Alfred: Boys - Admiral, Barton, Boston, Burton, Coleman, Davis, Dickinson, Dunton, Earl, Elmore, Errol, Gardner, Garfield, Graham, Hamilton, Hayward, Jamari, Kipp, Lyman, Lyndon, Milburn, Girls - Ammie, Arrie, China, Cordie, Darlene, Diamond, Jaelynn, Jaimie, Kimora, Knowles, Lady, Mercy, Octavia, Pinkie, Precious, Shirlene, Both genders - Albert, Augustine, Blake, Edward, Madison, Parker


Popular Variants for the name Alfred: Ahlfred, Ailfrid (Irish), Aldea, Aldredos, Alf, Alfie, Alford, Alfreck, Alfred, Alfredo (Italian), Alfrid (German), Alfryd, Freddie, Fredo


Common nicknames for the name Alfred are: Alf, Fred, Al


We think the name Alfred should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Alfred to be: Traditional and perhaps even a little "old-fashioned", yet distinguished

In one word, you might describe Alfred as a(n) "distinguished" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Alfred (or its variants) are:

Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, born on 13 August, a famous director. Alfred Joseph Hitchcock's background: An iconic and highly influential film director and producer, who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. Following a very substantial career in his native Britain in both silent films and talkies, he moved to Hollywood and became an American citizen with dual nationality in 1956, thus he also remained a British subject. Hitchcock directed more than fifty feature films in a career which spanned six decades, from the silent film era, through the invention of sound films, and far into the era of colour films. He was among the most consistently recognizable directors to the general public, and was one of the most successful film directors during his lifetime. He continues to be one of the best known and most popular filmmakers of all time.

Alfred M. Wilson, born on 13 January, a famous militarian. Alfred M. Wilson's background: A United States Marine who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in Vietnam in March 1969. While returning from a reconnaissance mission, Wilson's platoon was ambushed, and their machine gunner and assistant were wounded. While facing enemy fire to retrieve the weapon, an enemy hand grenade was thrown between Wilson and a fellow Marine. Wilson threw himself on the grenade, absorbing the full force of the blast, sacrificing his life to save another.

Alfred Bernhard Nobel, born on 21 October, a famous chemist. Alfred Bernhard Nobel's background: A Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, armaments manufacturer and the inventor of dynamite. He owned Bofors, a major armaments manufacturer, which he had redirected from its previous role as an iron and steel mill. In his last will, he used his enormous fortune to institute the Nobel Prizes. The synthetic element nobelium was named after him.
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